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Cornerstone of Topeka has received the Ad Astra Award for New Housing Development for our senior housing duplexes on SW Harrison completed earlier this year! The award presentation took place last week at the Kansas Housing Conference in Wichita. It's the first statewide award for Cornerstone in our 30 year history! Special thank you to our wonderful partners; Aaron Elwell from Shirley Construction, Joe Hoytal from Capitol Federal and Mike Kuner, our Board Vice President for being on hand for the ceremony!
Thank you to the Topeka Community for making our Annual Housewarming Party Fundraiser such a success! Together we raised more than $23,000 to benefit Cornerstone of Topeka's Transitional Housing Program! Special thanks to Dee Newbery, the recipient of the Otto and Jane Schnellbacher Lifetime Service Award and Topeka JUMP, the recipient of the Martha Stanley Volunteer of the Year Award. Enjoy these pictures from the event.
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March 29th, 2016 breaking ground for a new duplex to be built at 517 SW Fillmore. This will add two more two bedroom units to our homeless housing program. The construction is financed with HOME funds from the City of Topeka’s Department Neighborhood Relations and a private loan through Community Bank. When completed, Cornerstone’s housing stock will be 144 units in our Affordable Housing Program and 25 units in our Homeless Housing.
Please join us for a fun evening with great food and drink as we celebrate the mission of Cornerstone of Topeka and support our Homeless housing program!
5:30 – 8:00pm at Heritage Hall at the Kansas Expo Centre. Tickets are just $35. Call 232-1650 for information or to buy tickets. 23 of of our 175 housing units are dedicated to housing the homeless and this fundraiser supports that program.
September 18th, 2014 was a special day for Cornerstone of Topeka We broke ground on our next new homes project! Mayor Wolgast even assisted us with a golden shovel. These three new three bedroom homes will be built on previously undeveloped land on SW Mission one block behind 12th and Gage.
The three homes while still being in a low to moderate income neighborhood are the new Western boundary for our 160 housing units in Topeka. We are excited to be “breaking ground” in new territory for Cornerstone of Topeka! The project is financed by the City of Topeka’s Housing and Neighborhood Development Department and Capital City Bank.
May 14th, 2015 was a big day for Cornerstone! Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for three newly constructed three bedroom single family homes in the 1100 Block of SW Mission Ave, (One block west of 12th and Gage). An important component in Cornerstone’s mission is to revitalize Topeka neighborhoods and these beautiful homes fit the bill.
It was great to have the new tenants on hand for the ceremony and cut the ribbon with the red coats from the Topeka Chamber of Commerce and Cornerstone board members.
TOPEKA— June 5, 2013
Today at the inaugural Cornerstone Housewarming Party, Cornerstone of Topeka, Inc., will recognize Frank Sabatini with the Otto and Jane Schnellbacher Award. The event is scheduled for 6:30 at Topeka’s Ward-Meade Park
Sabatini and the late Otto Schnellbacher recognized a need to help the homeless get back on their feet when they donated the first property to Cornerstone in 1986. Since then, Cornerstone’s properties have grown to 156 units in approximately ninety building throughout the community.
In addition to the award, Cornerstone will award the Martha Stanley Volunteer of the Year Award and three tenants are scheduled to speak and tell how Cornerstone has made an impact in their lives. Approximately 150 are expected to attend the event.
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